What is the meaning of an ACE score of 9? The higher your ACE score the higher your statistical chance of suffering from a range of psychological and medical problems like chronic depression, cancer, or coronary heart disease.
Almost 13% of Americans have a score equal to or higher than four.
Knowing your ACE score means being able to understand your risks, and being able to prevent the possible consequences.
The table shows your comparison to the 3 out of 10 people who suffered no ACEs:
|ACE SCORE OF 0||ACE SCORE OF 4||INCREASED RISK|
|Likelihood of becoming an alcoholic||2.5%||11%||four-fold increase|
|Suffering from chronic depression||
|Having a serious problem working||5%||15%||tripled|
|Having serious financial problems||10%||20%||doubled|
|Chance of heart disease||3.7%||5.6%||doubled|
|Having a stroke||2.6%||4.1%||doubled|
Protecting children means happier, healthier lives.
The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study shows how childhood trauma leads to shorter, sicker lives. We protect children and prevent ACEs. Take action now, you can help us break the cycle of abuse.